ID 0648

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Western Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 31 May 1913


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Western Australia

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Election held on 31 May 1913
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Australian Labor Party  202,852  54.57  +0.61  100.00  100.00  100.00 
Liberal Party  168,842  45.43  -0.61           
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00             
Totals 371,694  100.00    100.00  100.00  100.00 


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Notes

In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

The use of first past the post (plurality) voting in multimember electoral districts (the states) with multiple votes for the election of of senators from 1903 to 1917, meant that the number of valid votes was much larger than the number of ballot papers cast. This voting system precludes the usual calculation of the informal vote for these elections.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 SBN 708112700); Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Senate.